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sporont

[spawr-ont, spohr-] /ˈspɔr ɒnt, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Biology.
1.
(in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites.
Origin of sporont
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; spor- + -ont
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sporont spo·ront (spôr'ŏnt)
n.
An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.

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